I guess when I get into a groove I stick with it. Another hand drawn, heavy block typeface of the day. This time around it’s Thunder Thighs from S. John Ross from Cumberland Games & Diversions. This is what he had to say about it: Thunder Thighs is a goofy, friendly sort of font, reminiscent of cartoon logos and the like from the late 1970s. Those kinds of shapes, and the comforting nature of huge amounts of black ink on formerly-blank paper, made this one a particularly enjoyable one to create. I drew it with a 0.8mm Pigma and then blackened it with my trusty Sharpie; the whole process was a kind of reversion to childhood. Same principle as “comfort food,” I suppose – a valuable concept in these troubled times. Thunder Thighs is a full keyboard set with a few essential extras like smartquotes and dashes. Download the TTF of the regular and shadow versions.
It’s Block Block Blockography, it’s a freeware font (not for commercial use, you know.) Created in 2011 by Måns Grebäck – a great typeface designer and logo artist (from Sweden?) – Blockography is a nice, fun, sketchy bit of fontery with slabby fun block serifs. A bit kiddish maybe, a bit fun, but pretty catchy on a poster perhaps, or something where you want a casual take on a blocky slab face. Download the TTF.
Oi, What was I thinking? I dunno really. I like it. It’s weird. It’s chunky when you zoom in on it, maybe someone somewhere needs a letter with clouds and a horizon and lines draw all chunky and funky like this, and maybe I like bunnies. I dunno. Easter Sunrise is from Renn Crump (aka pseudo nym) one of the guys who has been around a while designing some sweet shareware faces and this one has a retro-throwback vibe (maybe this one is from Dover?). Download the Easter Sunrise TTF, and be hoppy.
Miniml fonts are vector-based pixel font emulations that are designed to remain aliased in Flash. Aliased fonts improve legibility by having increased contrast, especially at small sizes. To remain crisp, the fonts need to be used according to specific guidelines. Miniml fonts are created by Milwaukee, Wisconsin based designer Craig Kroeger. This download is three free faces from miniml fonts – free to use in commercial or personal work. Central European and Cyrillic characters are also supported in these truetype typefaces. This package includes Uni05_53, Uni05_54, Uni05_63 and Uni05_64. If you do any work in flash, his commercially available faces are highly regarded! Download UNI free TTF fonts.
Stencilcase TTF is a nice hand drawn/stencil look ‘toyware’ font from Robot Johnny (John Martz), a cartoonist and illustrator living in Ottawa, Ontario Canada. He also is responsible for the creation of the quirky fun Fruity Drink type face that was posted a few months ago. Johnny says “Remember those little plastic lettering stencils? Now you can more easily make little cruddy letters with this font. Two weights for your fonting enjoyments – regular and extra chunky (er, bold, that is).” That pretty much sums it up – the regular version is a little more scratchy looking and open, the bold adds some weight to the face and closes it up a bit. Download Stencilcase Truetype fonts.
LineMap from London, England based designer Kenn Munk is a nice, linear/bitmap/squared off face that reminds me a bit of Emigres Oblong typeface from 1988. Kenn created LineMap in six weights and has thankfully made this regular weight version available for you to download. It is sort of a bitmap script face, the letters all connect just like a hand drawn face, but this one is nice a chunky-pixel-bitmappy and it is also worth nothing that LineMap is the font used by 37% of the world’s android monks. Download LineMap Regular TTF from Kenn Munk Dot Com.
Pixelstitch is a very nice donation-ware truetype front from Wernau, Germany based designer Anke Arnold of Anke-Art. Is it chunky bitmapped pixels or is it stitched threads making the letterforms? Maybe somewhere in between. If you are looking for a digital version of an old school stiched sampler, Pixelstitch is a unique font to use in your design.Download the pixelstitch truetype font.